We have a lot of threads going at the moment don't we!!
Unfortunately I am not quite a fully qualified nutritionist just yet - I have completed the academic side (my bachelor's degree) - now I have to do 10 supervised case studies on real patients to qualify so I can be properly insured and join all the right professional organisations. I can certainly do my best to help though.
First of all there is no IgG test that is considered very accurate and it is also very difficult to pin down such reactions based on symptoms as they could theoretically appear several hours or even days after ingestion of the trigger food.
If your diet is so restricted I would suggest only completely avoiding any foods you tested IgE positive for and then rotating all other foods so you don't eat the same food more than once every 5 days. This may require expanding the number of foods you regularly eat and getting a bit adventurous! I know they eat snake meat in Texas
Vitamin C and bioflavonoids such as quercetin are both antioxidants and anti-allergy as they block the release of histamine so these may be worth supplementing. I'd also suggest anti-inflammatory and calmative agents for your GI tract including omega-3 fatty acids (particularly EPA), aloe vera, peppermint and chamomile.
Allergies tend to arise when there is a shift to Th2 immunity so treatments that restore the Th1/Th2 balance may help. Some supplements you can get yourself for this purpose include transfer factor
(a type of mushroom extract) and DHEA
Something I am considering for myself which you might also be interested in is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) therapy. This drug is normally used in the treatment of substance addiction but in low doses stimulates production of the body's own endorphins and enkephalins and restores balance to the immune system. I posted about it on the EIR Facebook page not long ago and received many extremely positive responses from members - particularly people found it helped eradicate gut pathogens and digestive symptoms. Google it and check out http://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/
. You'll obviously need to discuss this with your doctors.
Your crypto treatment and probiotics should also help a lot with the food allergies if you can manage them for now with food rotation and eating a varied diet.
Good luck and stay in touch!<br /><br />Post edited by: Maff, at: 2010/07/21 16:04